Where we work

Last year, we made books available to an estimated 19 million people in 24 countries. Since 2016, we’ve provided books to readers in a total of 32 countries

Where we reached readers in 2021

The books we provide reach people in thousands of libraries, schools, universities, hospitals, refugee camps and prisons around the world. Here’s where we reached readers in 2021:

805

Public and Community Libraries

288

Medical libraries supported

45

Prison libraries supported

1,846

Schools supported

280

Further education libraries supported

101

Refugee camps and support settings supported

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How we select and send books

We work with partners to make sure books that will have the biggest impact go where they are needed most.

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The books we provide

We provide books for all ages and reading abilities – and we’ve funded the purchase of 136,725 local books since 2017.

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What we do

We provide brand-new books around the world and work with our global network of partners to support and establish reading spaces, train teachers and librarians and spark a love of reading.

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